Dr. Neal ElAttrache on Overuse & Specialization
Dr. Neal ElAttrache lends insight on overuse & early specialization to ABC News.
"In baseball, the repetitive motions of pitching can led to chronic fatigue, which is highly correlated to increase in injury in kids, Dr. Neal ElAttrache, an orthopedic surgeon at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, told ABC News," they write.
They quote Dr. ElAttrache, “Early specialization into one sport, and year round participation ... The chances of overuse injuries and sometimes worse types of injuries are higher." Then, "'The culture is -- you're tough enough -- and no pain, no gain. And you play with pain and it is part of the sport,' ElAttrache said, which can often lead to a 'much more unfortunate situation [resulting in] further damage to [a] particular ligament, whether … one more pitch or 10 more games.'”